VENICE: Oh...There's Water Everywhere! (Part 2)

October 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

View from Ponte dell'Accademia - Venice, ItalyView from Ponte dell'Accademia - Venice, ItalyView from Ponte dell'Accademia - Venice, Italy


WANDERING AROUND VENICE


Part 2 of our 24 hours in Venice continues with leaving the Libreria Acqua Alta and making our way to Piazza San Marco.

It's mid-afternoon and the area is at it's peak – with tourists filling up every single inch of the square. We fight our way through the crowds so I can show the child the famous piazza, the campanile (bell tower), Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (like, seriously had to fight to get the child a spot to view the bridge). 

Then it's off to see the famous wooden bridge that spans the width of the Grand Canal, Ponte dell'Accademia....fighting through more crowds, but stopping for a gelato or two along the way to make dealing with the crowds easier.

Hunger strikes, so we eat our dinner at "old people" time (4:30 PM), while enjoying the view of the Venetian Lagoon with all the boats zipping by and cruise ships leaving port (no wonder the city was jam-packed, there was like 4 huge cruise ships there that day). We wander through streets until we end up at Ponte dell'Accademia to try to wait for sunset, but tired-ness is starting to set in, so we hop on vaporetto and head back to the hotel for a quick nap.

Night time sets in, and me and the child venture out to see a bit of this magical city at night before finally hitting the sack.

 

3:30 PM – Basilica San Marco - Venice, Italy Basilica San Marco - Venice, Italy3:30 PM – Basilica San Marco 3:30 PM – Basilica San Marco​


3:31 PM – Absolutely stunning Basilica San Marco - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:31 PM – Absolutely stunning Basilica San Marco 3:31 PM – Absolutely stunning Basilica San Marco


3:31 PM – Campanile di San Marco  - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:31 PM – Campanile di San Marco 3:31 PM – Campanile di San Marco 


3:36 PM – Bridge of Sighs - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:36 PM – Bridge of Sighs 3:36 PM – Bridge of Sighs


3:45 PM - The Bridge of Sighs from the other side - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:45 PM - The Bridge of Sighs from the other side 3:45 PM – The Bridge of Sighs from the other side


3:49 PM - Getting some shade and checking out the shops at Piazza San Marco - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:49 PM - Getting some shade and checking out the shops at Piazza San Marco 3:49 PM – Getting some shade and checking out the shops at Piazza San Marco


3:52 PM - Love the entrance for this hotel - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:52 PM - Love the entrance for this hotel 3:52 PM – Love the entrance for this hotel


3:52 PM - Always packed Piazza San Marco - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:52 PM - Always packed Piazza San Marco 3:52 PM – Always packed Piazza San Marco


3:52 PM - Walking over little bridges and getting views like this - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy3:52 PM - Walking over little bridges and getting views like this 3:52 PM – Walking over little bridges and getting views like this


4:14 PM - View from Ponte dell'Accademia Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:14 PM - View from Ponte dell'Accademia 4:14 PM – View from Ponte dell'Accademia


4:16 PM - Still on Ponte dell'Accademia, looking the other way Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:16 PM - Still on Ponte dell'Accademia, looking the other way 4:16 PM – Still on Ponte dell'Accademia, looking the other way


4:22 PM – Hard to tear ourselves from this view.... - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:22 PM – Hard to tear ourselves from this view.... 4:22 PM – Hard to tear ourselves from this view....


4:24 PM - Walking down Campo Della Carità Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:24 PM - Walking down Campo Della Carità 4:24 PM – Walking down Campo Della Carità


4:25 PM – Old building on Campo Della Carità - Venice, ItalyCampo Della Carità - Venice, Italy4:25 PM – Old building on Campo Della Carità 4:25 PM – Old building on Campo Della Carità


4:26 PM – The child, taking her selfies everywhere - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:26 PM – The child, taking her selfies everywhere 4:26 PM – The child, taking her selfies everywhere


4:27 PM – Chiesa di San Trovaso along Rio San Trovaso - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:27 PM – Chiesa di San Trovaso along Rio San Trovaso 4:27 PM – Chiesa di San Trovaso along Rio San Trovaso


4:28 PM - Squero di San Trovaso - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:28 PM - Squero di San Trovaso 4:28 PM – Squero di San Trovaso


4:33 PM – Time for a quick bite to eat with a view the Venetian Lagoon and Guidecca - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:33 PM – Time for a quick bite to eat with a view the Venetian Lagoon and Guidecca 4:33 PM – Time for a quick bite to eat with a view the Venetian Lagoon and Guidecca


4:47 PM – And a glass of wine....two...for me - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:47 PM – And a glass of wine....two...for me 4:47 PM – And a glass of wine....two...for me


4:51 PM – From here, we also get a nice view of all the cruise ships leaving the port - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy4:51 PM – From here, we also get a nice view of all the cruise ships leaving the port 4:51 PM – From here, we also get a nice view of all the cruise ships leaving the port


5:02 PM - Pizza and calzone, perfect! - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy5:02 PM – Pizza and calzone, perfect! 5:02 PM – Pizza and calzone, perfect!


5:56 PM - Golden hour starting to set inVenice, Italy5:56 PM – Golden hour starting to set in 5:56 PM – Golden hour starting to set in


5: 58 PM – Walkng along Fondamenta Nani and spotting another cruise ship leaving the port - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy5: 58 PM – Walkng along Fondamenta Nani and spotting another cruise ship leaving the port 5:58 PM – Walkng along Fondamenta Nani and spotting another cruise ship leaving the port


6:00 PM – Peeps on Fondamenta Nani having a wine and cicchetti
 - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:00 PM – Peeps on Fondamenta Nani having a wine and cicchetti 6:00 PM – Peeps on Fondamenta Nani having a wine and cicchetti


6:01 PM – Mini soccer players  - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:01 PM – Mini soccer players 6:01 PM – Mini soccer players 


6:05 PM – Back at the Grand Canal to see everything bathed in golden light - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:05 PM – Back at the Grand Canal to see everything bathed in golden light 6:05 PM – Back at the Grand Canal to see everything bathed in golden light


6:06 PM – View of the Ponte dell'Accademia from the Dorsoduro side of the Grand Canal- Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:06 PM – View of the Ponte dell'Accademia from the Dorsoduro side of the Grand Canal 6:06 PM – View of the Ponte dell'Accademia from the Dorsoduro side of the Grand Canal


6:06 PM – The view from Ponte dell'Accademia - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:06 PM – The view from Ponte dell'Accademia 6:07 PM – The view from Ponte dell'Accademia


6:13 PM – Still admiring the view, and trying to stick it out until sunset at 7:00 PM - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:13 PM – Still admiring the view, and trying to stick it out until sunset at 7:00 PM 6:13 PM – Still admiring the view, and trying to stick it out until sunset at 7:00 PM​


6:14 PM – Last shot of the Grand Canal, time for the child to go on a vaporetto ride - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:14 PM – Last shot of the Grand Canal, time for the child to go on a vaporetto ride 6:14 PM – Last shot of the Grand Canal, time for the child to go on a vaporetto ride


6:29 PM – Checking out the sites along the Grand Canal on our way back to the hotel Venice, Italy6:29 PM – Checking out the sites along the Grand Canal on our way back to the hotel 6:29 PM – Checking out the sites along the Grand Canal on our way back to the hotel 


6:29 PM – Beautiful scenery along the way - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:29 PM – Beautiful scenery along the way 6:29 PM – Beautiful scenery along the way


6:29 PM – Old buildings and stuff - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:29 PM – Old buildings and stuff 6:29 PM – Old buildings and stuff


6:33 PM – Gondola sighting - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:33 PM – Gondola sighting 6:33 PM – Gondola sighting


6:37 PM – On a packed vaporetto going towards the Rialto Bridge - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy6:37 PM – On a packed vaporetto going towards the Rialto Bridge 6:37 PM – On a packed vaporetto going towards the Rialto Bridge


6:39 PM – Love this gondolier on his phone while 'driving'Venice, Italy6:39 PM – Love this gondolier on his phone while 'driving' 6:39 PM – This gondolier.... on his phone while 'driving'


6:39 PM – Gondola parkingVenice, Italy6:39 PM – Gondola parking 6:39 PM – Gondola parking


6:45 PM – Beautiful everywhereVenice, Italy6:45 PM – Beautiful everywhere 6:45 PM – Beautiful everywhere


8:27 PM – Rio del Magazen by our hotel - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:27 PM – Rio del Magazen by our hotel 8:27 PM – Rio del Magazen by our hotel


8:30 PM – Fondamenta Gaffaro - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:30 PM – Fondamenta Gaffaro 8:30 PM – Fondamenta Gaffaro


8:32 PM – Fondamenta Minotto - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:32 PM – Fondamenta Minotto 8:32 PM – Fondamenta Minotto


8:32 PM – Rio dei TolentiniVenice, Italy8:32 PM – Rio dei Tolentini 8:32 PM – Rio dei Tolentini


8:35 PM – Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:35 PM – Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino 8:35 PM – Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino


8:36 PM – Rio de la Cazziola e de Ca' Rizzi - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:36 PM – Rio de la Cazziola e de Ca' Rizzi 8:36 PM – Rio de la Cazziola e de Ca' Rizzi


8:40 PM – Grand Canal from Fondamenta de la Croce - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:40 PM – Grand Canal from Fondamenta de la Croce 8:40 PM – Grand Canal from Fondamenta de la Croce


8:40 PM – Grand Canal from Ponte degli Scalzi - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:40 PM – Grand Canal from Ponte degli Scalzi 8:40 PM – Grand Canal from Ponte degli Scalzi


8:47 PM – Looking the other way on the Grand Canal from Ponte degli Scalzi - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:47 PM – Looking the other way on the Grand Canal from Ponte degli Scalzi 8:47 PM – Looking the other way on the Grand Canal from Ponte degli Scalzi


8:48 PM – Rio Terà Lista di Spagna - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:48 PM – Rio Terà Lista di Spagna 8:48 PM – Rio Terà Lista di Spagna


8:48 PM – Enjoying the view - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy8:48 PM – Enjoying the view 8:48 PM – Enjoying the view


9:23 PM – Walking back to the hotel along Fondamenta S. Simeone Piccolo - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy9:23 PM – Walking back to the hotel along Fondamenta S. Simeone Piccolo 9:23 PM – Walking back to the hotel along Fondamenta S. Simeone Piccolo


9:34 PM – The child has named this the "lip" bridge because with the reflection it looks like lips (its real name is Fondamenta Malcanton) - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy9:34 PM – The child has named this the "lip" bridge because with the reflection it looks like lips (its real name is Fondamenta Malcanton) 9:34 PM – The child has named this the "lip" bridge because with the reflection it looks like lips (its real name is Fondamenta Malcanton)


9:38 PM – We hear singing coming from around the bend of this canal (Rio de Malcanton) - Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy9:38 PM – We hear singing coming from around the bend of this canal (Rio de Malcanton) 9:38 PM – Around the bend of this canal (Rio de Malcanton), there was like a "boat-in" concert


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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